…. Disquiet In Commission Over Suspension Of Magu
By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the allegations leading to the suspension of it’s acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu are not related to corruption.
Reports emerged Tuesday that Magu was suspended by the Presidency even when he was still being interrogated by the Presidential Panel.
Magu was arrested on Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services personnel and policemen at the Wuse II office of the EFCC to face an interagency committee investigating corruption allegations against him.
He was detained at the FCID in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee that also questioned him on Tuesday morning.
A source in the Presidency confirmed the development Tuesday afternoon that Magu has now been suspended pending when a decision will be taken on him.
A top offici at the commission who spoke in confidence to Oasis Magazine (OM) noted that the allegations against Magu were not true, describing them as a power play between the Attorney General and Magu.
According to the source, complaints by staff and members of the commission about poor welfare and unnecessary delay of staff due for promotion was also a major reason for the suspension of the chairman.
He said: “I can tell you that all the allegations against Magu are all lies. I see the whole situation as a power play between the AGF and Magu and also preparation for 2023 is also the reason why they want Magu out because he knows too much.
“Another thing is the problem of staff welfare, imagine somebody like me for close to ten years I have not gained any promotion, even as we are not happy about the news of his suspension. I still know that staff are not happy with him.”
Meanwhile the headquarters of the EFCC was looking like a graveyard on Tuesday immmediately it was reported that the chairman has been suspended.
The reception of the commission was empty unlike the days Magu was still in charge of the commission even as the photographs of the chairman were still decorating everywhere in the commission.
Spokesperson of the commission, Dele Oyewale declined comment when contacted.
385 total views, 6 views today
#RevolutionNow Protest Childish, Irritating— Adesina
Edo People Must Resist This Impunity– PDP Reacts To Police Take Over Of EDHA
JUST IN: Police Take Over Edo State Assembly Complex
Fani-Kayode: US Warning On ISIS, al-Qaeda Incursion Into Southern Nigeria “Alarming”
INTERVIEW: Crisis Rocking UPU Youth Wing Is Evidence Of Bad Leadership– Omene
Otuaro Embarks On Peace Tour, Seeks Truce In Oil, Gas Communities
Uvwie Schools Confirm Preparedness For External Exams, Commend Okowa
If You Have An Account With GTBank Then Take Note Of These Important Short Codes
Delta CP Vows To Flush Out ‘Yahoo Boys’ From Ozoro, Says Youth Killed During Protest Wasn’t Shot By Police
Delta CJ Inaugurates Magistrate Court For Osubi District
Nigerian Govt To Privatise Public Schools Not Excelling— Minister
Last Biafran Field Commander, Col Lambert Iheanacho Is Dead
Fundamental Rights Breach: Court Grants Prayers Sought By Three Journalists In Delta
Popular Chief In Oruarivie Abraka Kingdom, Sunday Ogune Dies At 76
Crime23 hours ago
Police Officer’s Wife Jailed Two Years For Child Abuse In Delta
World News17 hours ago
Professor Who Accurately Predicted Every Election Since 1984 Tips Biden For Victory Over Trump
Politics19 hours ago
Wike Slams N7B Suit On Thisday Newspapers Over Publication Against Obaseki, PDP
Sports16 hours ago
Man United Defeats LASK, Qualifies For Europa Quarter-Finals
National News19 hours ago
#Revolution Protest: Buhari Has Taken Nigeria Back To Military Era— Concerned Nigerians Group